Fast Facts

If you’d like to know all the facts and figures about Playford Alive, here’s a whole page of them.

Just 30 kilometres north of Adelaide and 8 kilometres from Gawler, this thriving community enjoys the best of both worlds being close to the CBD and at the gateway to the Barossa Valley.

Approximately 1,000 hectares including more than 500 hectares of new development.

On completion, around 40,000 people will call Playford Alive home.

Playford Alive is at the centre of a new era in education and learning, including three new state-of-the-art schools, private education options, and adult education and training opportunities.

Open space 
With over 70 hectares (the size of 30 football ovals!) dedicated to parks, wetlands and reserves as well as extensive bike and walking trails plus improved sports grounds and facilities, you are never far from green open space to relax, play with the kids or entertain friends and family.

Master plan 
Playford Alive is a master planned community with schools, parks, wetlands, new Town Centre and easy access to transport. View the Playford Alive Masterplan (PDF file, 3MB).

The $250 million Playford Alive Town Centre is a hive of activity with shops, cafés, restaurants and local services — making it a true one-stop destination for all your shopping needs.

Playford Alive is a healthy, active place to live with a GP Super Clinic, allied health services, aged care facilities plus the Lyell McEwin Hospital nearby. Gyms and extensive walking and cycling trails also contribute to living a healthy lifestyle.

Trees, plants and natural wetland areas make Playford Alive a green and attractive place to live. Our Design Code (PDF file, 2MB) ensures that house designs maximise environmental factors which aim to minimise energy consumption. Our Design Code is always being adapted to showcase innovations in this area.

Playford Alive will drive major investment in infrastructure, training and services in northern Adelaide, creating jobs for many South Australians.

Playford Alive is convenient and easy to access, being close to Main North Road and the Northern Expressway. Expanded bus services, improved train services, dedicated bike trails and a new transit interchange at Munno Para make Playford Alive a truly connected community.

Playford Alive is first and foremost a ‘people place’. There are so many different things happening within the community to be involved in and to enhance wellbeing. It’s an engaged community where people have a voice and ideas and opinions are valued.

A wide range of housing options including land, new homes, terraces and refurbished homes are on offer across new and existing suburbs. There is something to suit all lifestyles and budgets.